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Wild, Edible, and Useful Plant Walk Happening Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Join Jon Aull of Chico State’s Ecological Reserves for an easy hike at the Butte Creek Ecological Reserve from 10AM-12PM. We will learn about some Native and more recent American uses of native plants in our native plant garden and along the creek.

Most plants are useful for something: food, building materials, or medicines. What plants are edible? What plants actually taste good? Learn which plants can be used as insect repellants, soap, pain relievers or laxatives, or to get rid of lice or treat skin rashes from poison oak.

Participation is limited to 20 people. For more information, or to reserve a spot, contact Jon Aull at

Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Bring water, snack and mosquito repellent. The hike will happen rain or shine.

For more information about the Preserve, visit us on our website at and find us on Facebook at

The Reserves are part of the CSU, Chico Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.

Free Crafts for Kids at the Chico World Music Festival!

The Museum of Anthropology is hosting a hands-on craft booth for children and their families at the Chico World Music Festival this Saturday, September 12 starting at 10 a.m.

This year’s craft booth is all about dragons from all around the world. Your kids will love crafting:

  • Quetzalcoatl Masks
  • Claw Necklace
  • Dragon Puppet
  • Knight’s Dragon Shield
  • And a Giant Community Dragon Puppet for Grand Finale Parade!


The Chico Art Center is hosting free art classes for adults and children!

  • 10:00 - 11:30 Let's Paint a Rock (Erin Wells & Debra Simpson)
  • 11:45 – 1:15 Bracelets, Anklets & Necklaces… (Erin Wells & Debra Simpson)
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Paper Collage (Lynn Abbiati)
  • 3:15 – 4:45 Sun Catchers (Erin Wells & Debra Simpson)

Don’t miss out on all the fun you can have with your little ones!

For more information and a full schedule of the festival – click here

Don’t miss it!

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of August 22, 2016

Please visit and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.

CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

New this week (since 8/25/16)

University Development


Turner to Present Inaugural Exhibition in New Gallery Space

Art Exhibition Visual Metrics — Prints and Poetry


In collaboration with the Department of English, selected prints from the Turner Collection have served as inspiration for creative writing students, providing a relationship between poem and print that deepens our engagement with each. 

Visual Metrics — Prints and Poetry is the first exhibition The Turner will present in its new gallery space, located on the first floor of the Arts and Humanities building.

Free and Open to the Public 
More Information

Curator’s Talk | Thursday, September 15 | 5:30 pm Zingg Recital Hall | Reception to follow at The Turner 
Turner Website Facebook Page 

RiSE Ed. Specialist With A Master's Degree in Education Application Due October 1!

Do you want to make a difference in the world?

Become a teacher through CSU Chico’s Residency in Secondary Education program!

Applications for the Ed. Specialist w/ Master’s Degree in Education pathway is due October 1st.

We have just published our new online credential application; if interested you can view it at

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact Cheryl Ordorica @ 530-898-3246 or via email @

Hope to hear from you soon!

CSU, Chico Employees In Need of Donated Leave Credits

The following employees are in need of donated leave credits:

  • Mario Chandrakumar (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • Deanne Cruser (Staff, Student Health Services)
  • Chance Halderman (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • Adam Handy (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • Trisha Seastrom (Staff, Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center)

If you wish to donate leave credits, you will need to sign a donation form – which is available at the Human Resources Service Center (Kendall 220). Your signature is required, so donations cannot be accepted over the phone or via email.

Per the Catastrophic Leave Program guidelines, only the Leaves and Workers’ Compensation Unit or a union representative may solicit for Catastrophic Leave donations; solicitation by any other party is prohibited.

If you have questions, please contact the Employee Leave Programs Office, x 4670.

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry Announcement

The Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry is back in Kendall Hall, Room 110 and is open for students in need!

If you know of a currently enrolled CSUC student that is experiencing food insecurity, we can help! Our food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. If you know of a student who would like use the pantry, please have the student drop by or call (530) 898-6131.  

Personal Items Delivered to the University

The Departments of Shipping and Receiving and Mail Services would like to remind faculty and staff that State resources may not be used to ship or receive personal packages or mail.

Personal items such as flowers, chocolates, or alcohol will be refused and returned to the sender. To help minimize loss or delays of personal items, please ensure that senders have your correct home or mailing address. If you have ordered an item that will appear to be personal, but is for official university business, please email Shipping & Receiving or call 898-5115 and we will ensure your item is not refused and that it will be delivered in a timely manner.

For personal stamped mail, please take your pieces to the Midtown Post Office or use the – Find Locations tool to find the nearest Collection Box. For more information contact Mail Services via email or 898-5326.

Thank you for your understanding.



News Release: Study Reports Bright Future for Food and Beverage Tourism

Date: 08-26-2016

Joe Wills, Public Affairs

The phenomenon of food tourism has been increasing worldwide, based on an extensive new study by California State University, Chico professor Matthew Stone of the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management.

More than 2,500 travelers from 10 countries were included in the 2016 Food Travel Monitor Report, recently released by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), a leading authority on food and beverage tourism. Stone led a team conducting the research which found that more than 75 percent of leisure travelers have been motivated to visit a destination because of a food or beverage activity.

The complete news release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.

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